[Koha] Koha 2.2.8 has been released

Paul POULAIN paul.poulain at free.fr
Thu Mar 8 22:50:21 NZDT 2007

Koha 2.2.8 has been released & is available at :

Koha 2.2.8 is a bug fix only release.


Koha is the first Open-Source Integrated Library System.

Koha is a full-featured open-source ILS. Developed initially in New 
Zealand by Katipo Communications Ltd and first deployed in January of 
2000 for Horowhenua Library Trust, it is currently maintained by a team 
of software providers and library technology staff from around the globe.

Koha 2.2.8 is more than 250,000 lines of code (see : 
http://bureau.paulpoulain.com/cvslog/) , contributed by about 50 
different developers (46, +translators).

The 2.2.8 version of Koha is a mature product, with a lot of nice features.

More than 100 libraries are registered as users on wiki.koha.org, and we 
are sure that at least 300 libraries use the software. There are 2 
projects derived from Koha.

During installation, you may get the 2 following lines in red :
- Too late to run INIT block at 
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux/ZOOM.pm line 37.
- Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at 
Install.pm line 1677, <HC> line 1117.

You can safely ignore them

Changes 2.2.7 => 2.2.8
Koha 2.2.8 is a bug fix only release.

* (critical) a security hole has been fixed in the fines payement 
process : anyone was able to "pay" some fine, even without any 
permission, if it knows how the URL to call.

* (major) when searching z3950 on a biblio MODIF, the result was an add. 
This was really a problem for z3950 query after an acquisition.
* (major) there was some mixing between itemnotes & biblioitems notes, 
depending on your MARC structure (does not apply to everybody)
* (major) Books will no longer be returned by transferbook, thus, 
breaking the loop. Transfer book should be used when transfering books 
from branch to branch. if a book is returned at a branch, transfer the 
book there. if a book is transfered to a branch, while its on loan, set 
holding to the new branch. Useful if a borrower moves branches, while 
borrowing books.
* (major) when searching z3950 on title, only the 1st word of the title 
was searched.
* (major) when recieving serials, the recieve date was not properly 
calculated. It seems the problem occurs only since 2007/01/01

* datelastborrowed was not properly saved when issuing
* some dependency checkings (during install) fixed
* publisher code was not unicode compliant (applies only to unicode 
* for libraries with insecure=ON, a bug was sometimes rised
* a normal librarian can't no more delete a "superlibrarian"
* borrowers with a ' in their surname can be searched in members module
* there was some bugs (and missing) links on acqui page for npl templates
* biblios without isbn or issn can now be imported in the reservoir

* (cosmetic) virtual shelves now go to opac-detail, not to opac-MARCdetail
* (cosmetic) some dates are now shown as defined in the systempreferences
* (cosmetic) some systempreferences were not on the proper place in 
system pref editing

Technical note for developpers : the 2.2.8 version is in a specific 
branch, called R_2-2-7-1. This is because rel_2_2 had some unstable 
improvements and we wanted to release a stable version quickly. The 
2.2.9 will rely on rel_2_2 as usual.
Paul POULAIN et Henri Damien LAURENT
Consultants indépendants
en logiciels libres et bibliothéconomie (http://www.koha-fr.org)
Tel : 04 91 31 45 19

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